A Dead Cat’s Tail.

Yesterday, driving from Hasan square towards the nation stadium my heart skipped a beat when suddenly in the centre of the road I spotted a cat lying still, it’s blood splattered on the cold tar of the road, lifeless. Apparently a driver didn’t had the audacity to pause for a few split seconds to spare the life of a poor cat. The cats lifeless body lying in the centre of the city and it’s tail pointing towards us citizens, a sign that we have become so insensitive that we have stopped respecting life, of fellow human beings, of animals and of all God’s creations.

A student, a child, an old man, of a father, mother sister, wife, daughter, who once back in the timeline who too were lying lifeless just like this cat, on a Similar road, and like the cats tail their gaze pointing towards to city asking only one question. “Was the rush really worth taking away a life ?” The city is silent, maybe of guilt or too insensitive to understand the question.

5 Comments so far

  1. glaxzy on February 6th, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

    I appreciate your emotions but there is a old saying that Driving Institutes people tell to their students.

    "Do not try to save a Hen, in this process you may kill a Man"

    take care!


  2. kabirdas on February 7th, 2009 @ 12:46 am

    @ glaxzy on February 6th.

    Sir, and let me complete the message to the driving students: And don’t try to save a man, in this process you may kill your precious time.

    Anyway what is the fuss all about?? Isn’t life cheap in Pakistan, be it animal or human life???

    Take care and just look after yourself as far as you can!!


  3. balma on February 7th, 2009 @ 2:48 am

    Jamal Double-Aashiq,

    I appreciate your concern: may be the guy wanted to stop but the fear of getting hit from behind on a busy road 9the one you mention) was the reason he didn’t stop.

    I have hit hirnees ( deer, not women:-) ) few times, and it is worth stopping for them. But, billis, gilehrees are too small and one shouldn’t take chances if there are cars on the road behind you.


  4. karachite on February 7th, 2009 @ 3:21 am

    agreed with balma


  5. Ali (retroguy02) on February 17th, 2009 @ 7:00 am

    It is sad, but I don’t see such incidents coming to a proper halt anytime soon considering our stray cat epidemic. We really need euthanizing and sterilizing these creatures (and stray dogs) for their own good. Until then, perhaps hesitantly running over a stray animal is worth avoiding a collision with another vehicle or man. It is sad, nonetheless.



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